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  • Shoes er no?

    Posted by Otis Day

    My son (who turns 8 on Saturday!!) got this sheet from his school to remind me to send tennis shoes with him to school.

    School Paper telling us to bring shoes

    I thought it was a bit funny, because the shoes I got him were from the tennis shoe section at the store, and they look very similar to the shoes in the picture on the paper the school sent home. Am I crazy?

    Hudson's shoe

    You can't tell from the picture that it's not made out of "boot" material. It's a tennis shoe material(or what we call tennis shoes...even though it's unlikely you'd play tennis in them) and it was purchased in the tennis shoe section...not the boot section. Plus...when he goes outside on snowy days, they won't let him use these on the snow...because they're not boots. So.....what the heck are these?

    Gym shoes er no?

  • This can't be true: Men are now saying "no" to sex more than women?

    Posted by Otis Day

    I was reading this article on dailymail.co.uk that said more men are now turning down sex with their partner than women.

    I think this is crap!

    Researchers found that 62% of men say they turn down sex more frequently than their female partner.

    And to get out of sex, men used several excuses including.... being too tired and stressed out about work.

    Researchers found the real reason men don't want to have sex is they are uncomfortable with their body.

    TOP 'SEXCUSES'

    1.   Too tired (45%)

    2.   Stressed about work (39%)

    3.   Headache (33%)

    4.  Too full (29%)

    5.   Something on TV (24%)

     

  • *VIDEO*Did this guy make a half court shot to win a car? Insurance company says "no."

    Posted by Otis Day

    We've all seen those wacky half-court shots where someone from the crowd tries to win an amazing prize, but more often than not the ball completely misses.

    In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Fairfield was playing Loyola and fan won the opportunity to sink a half-court shot for a free car from the Tri-State Chevy dealers. He gripped the ball, took a hop-step forward, and BOOM, bucket! Free car, right?

    Not so fast.

    The guy didn't immediately win his car, and not just because he didn't call glass before banking his shot off the backboard. His foot may have gone over the imaginary half-court line.

    Good news for the guy who made the shot: the local Chevy dealers stepped up and didn't wait for the insurance company to make its verdict. They gave him the car, a Chevy Cruze. The dealership said "it was the right thing to do."

     

  • Husband pours horse manure over wife’s convertible after he found her online dating profile*VIDEO*

    Posted by Otis Day

    I feel like this could be staged....but it's making the rounds. It's almost too perfect. A husband finds his wifes dating profile online. He gets his revenge and even puts a "snappy" comment on a Valentines Day card and leaves it for her. We don't get her reaction though....and again, it all feels too perfect.

    So....yah er no on this? Is this real? Is it fair? Would you do it if you found out your man/woman was searching for love online?

  • High School Teen's daring move, and a dad that couldn't be more proud*VIDEO*

    Posted by Otis Day

    A high school senior (Jacob Rudolph) from N.J. went up to accept an award for acting, and stunned his fellow classmates, teachers, family, and friends by explaining to them all he's been "acting" his whole life.

    He came out to a room full o f 300 plus people....and got a standing ovation!!

    Here's part of what he said: Most of you see me every day. You see me acting the part of "straight" Jacob, when I am in fact LGBT. Unlike millions of other LGBT teens who have had to act every day to avoid verbal harassment and physical violence, I'm not going to do it anymore. It's time to end the hate in our society and accept the people for who they are regardless of their sex, race, orientation, or whatever else may be holding back love and friendship. So take me, leave me, or move me out of the way. Because I am what I am, and that's how I'm going to act from now on.

    His dad put it on Youtube initially just for family and friends, but it's taken off from there. Dad said what his son did "took more guts to do than anything I've ever attempted in my life."

    Get the full story from yahoo.com

  • Yay!!! It's THURSDAY!!!!!!!

    Posted by Otis Day

    Otis and Melinda

    According to a new study (I read it at telegraph.co.uk)… women look their oldest at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

    12% of women find Wednesday the most stressful day of the week and two thirds experience a slump in energy levels mid-afternoon every Wednesday.

    They say the highest stress levels on Wednesday combined with the natural mid-afternoon slump is why women can look older than their years on the day.

    The study also found that Thursday is the day women are most likely to have sex and Friday is the happiest day of the week.

    So.......YAY!!!! IT'S THURSDAY!!!!!!!

  • Brand new Prince music

    Posted by Otis Day

    Here is a new song from Prince....well, for as long as it stays up. It's called "Screwdriver"

  • Subway being sued over "footlongs" not being a foot long. Seriously?

    Posted by Otis Day

    Subway sub

    Why did I know this would happen? This is ridiculous. It's a freaking sub sandwich. What if they measured 1 foot 1 inch...would they sue then? This makes me hate people.  

    I got the story at philly.com, but I've summed it up below.

    Two Subway customers have sued the chain because their "footlong" sandwiches came up a little short.

    The lawsuit by two New Jersey men comes after last week's customer compaints regarding sandwiches which measured about a half-inch short.

    Subway explained that the baking process at individual stores led to inconsistencies, and had not seen the lawsuit.

    A lawyer says the chain is shorting customers about 45 cents a sandwich.

  • *BONUS OTIS ANSWER*The most expensive states to raise kids

    Posted by Otis Day

    I read this on Yahoo.com  I think it's more expensive than every because Honeycrisp apples were so pricey this year. We go through a TON.

    1. New Hampshire--New Hampshire is the most expensive state to raise children. New Hampshire's average in-state tuition cost for a four-year program is $14,576 - the highest of any state. In fact, the University of New Hampshire has the highest tuition rates in the nation. New Hampshire also ranks in the top 20 for both child care costs and housing costs.

    2. New Jersey--New Jersey has often considered an ideal location to raise a family. But that convenience comes at a price. New Jersey is similar to New Hampshire in that the costs for child care and food are expensive, but it's the housing costs that really cost. New Jersey has a yearly average housing cost of $5,300 per child.

    3. Massachusetts--Massachusetts came in third on the list. It ranks high because it has the highest childcare costs of any state in the top five at almost $10,000 a year per child, Massachusetts has a top-five ranking for infants, toddlers and adolescents.

    4. Rhode Island--Rhode Island has the same issues as New Jersey. The closeness to both New York and beaches makes it a great place to raise a family, but that will come with high costs. Housing costs run close to $26,000 a year, but what's unique about Rhode Island is that no category comes with an exceptionally high ranking; instead, the costs are spread out evenly across all of them. Rhode Island ranks in the top 15 for tuition costs, childcare costs and housing costs.

    5. Vermont--Vermont barely missed out on the fourth spot. The state's annual cost of raising a child comes in at just over $25,000. Vermont also has the highest food costs of any state in the top five with an annual cost of $1,750 per child.

  • Pet of the week: Brock the cat

    Posted by Otis Day

    Brock the cat

    HI! My name is Brock! I am super sweet and friendly! I love to play and get my fair share of attention! Young children who don't know how "delicate" I am, scare me! So living with older children would be ideal for me! My previous owner said I don't like to share my food with other cats, so maybe a home where I am rolling solo would be best! Please come see how handsome I am and take me home today!

     

    Animal ID

    17535192

    Species

    Cat 

    Breed

    Domestic Longhair/Mix 

    Age

    4 years 2 months 30 days 

    Sex

    Male 

    Size

    Medium 

    Color

    Black 

    Spayed/Neutered

     Yes

    Declawed

    No 

    Housetrained

    Yes 

    No Small Kids

     No Small Kids

    Site

    Bay Area Humane Society 

    Location

    Kitty Complex 

    Intake Date

    12/12/2012

  • Mother pays to have an armed guard at her kid's school

    Posted by Otis Day

    Is this lady taking things too far? If you had the money would you do this?

    A Florida mom has offered to foot the cost of having an armed deputy stationed at her kid's elementary school, and she's already paid for the first two months upfront, at $32 per hour.

    The area's middle and high schools already have full-time deputies, but the elementary school is handled by deputies who grab an extra shift on top of their normal duties.

    I read this on newser.com